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Old 09-20-2003, 05:44 AM   #1
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Unhappy need help with lexmark x73 usb scanner in redhat 9 using xsane

I am using redhat 9.0, the printer/scanner combo is called a lexmark x73. The printer is now currently working fine. The scanner is not however. I recently installed the latest sane backend which contained the gt68xx driver which supposably supports the x73 flatbed scanner. When I type $sane-find-scanner :
# No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
# you have loaded a SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

found USB scanner (vendor=0x043d, product=0x002d) at /dev/usb/scanner0
found USB scanner (vendor=0x043d, product=0x002d) at libusb:001:004
found USB scanner (vendor=0x0545, product=0x810a) at libusb:001:003
# Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
# SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

# Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports can't be
# detected by this program.

# You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you
# found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as
# necessary.

typing scanimage -L produces:
device `gt68xx:/dev/usb/scanner0' is a Lexmark X73 flatbed scanner

when i type scanimage the scanner does a complete scan, however i have no idea where that image goes. xsane does not recognize the scanner even though scanimage does. typing xsane gt68xx:/dev/usb/scanner0 does not work. I"m at a loss could someone please help.

thanks Forrest Koch
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Old 09-20-2003, 12:53 PM   #2
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I had the same problem until I just copied this c:/windows/OSLO3071b2.usb from my windows partition and put it in /usr/local/share/sane/gt68xx/ and start the scanner module with

rmmod scanner; modprobe scanner vendor=0x55f product=0x21c

then open Xsane and you are ready to go
If you need the file just mail me and I'll send it to you.
Old 03-31-2004, 10:21 AM   #3
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i guess i never looked properly...ive been trying to get my scanner to work since forever! thanx!


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